Workshop: Census Data for Grant Writers

Writing a grant and wondering how to incorporate Census data to support your proposal? Come to a workshop that will show you how to access and use Census data products via the updated American FactFinder data search tool. This workshop will illustrate the great features of American FactFinder, helping you successfully harness Census data to the benefit of your grant proposals! Workshop Presenter: Lia Bolden, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Bureau of the Census Date: Thursday, September 12th Time: 9:30am to 11:30am Place: McHenry Library Classroom (Room 2353), UC Santa Cruz Space is limited; please register by Wednesday, September 5th, to reserve your spot Light refreshments provided Note: Parking is limited; for directions and location of nearby parking, see http://library.ucsc.edu/directions-to-mchenry-library This will be a hands-on session--PC laptops will be available. You may also bring your own; please let us know in advance to assure desk space for it. Details: The Census Data for Grant Writers workshop is geared towards grant-writing professionals and those involved in grant writing. This workshop reviews the basics of using Census data in grant proposal writing. Learn where to locate Census demographics to help build an effective case for project funding. Some of the topics covered are the new American FactFinder website tool, Decennial Census products, American Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, and other surveys. Attendees will go online and learn to access mapping tools, tables, and other government grant-writing resources. Time: 2 to 2.5 hours Topics covered: * Review of Elements of a Grant * Importance of Census Bureau Data * Types of Grants * Geographic Areas * Important Data Concepts * Overview of Key Data Links and Datasets * 2010 Census * American Community Survey * Accessing Census Bureau Data * Community Assessment Exercise For further information, contact the Census Workshop group at censuswkshp-2013-group@ucsc.edu
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